remember, all emails sent and received by IR are archived so they will NEVER give non-public info to you by email... and in most cases will either ignore your email or ask you to call them. emails to IR are a waste of time, unless you simply want copies of old PRs or filings that are no longer listed on the company website. ALWAYS try to meet and establish contact with C-level employees outside of quiet period... they are the ones you want to call. gl
yeah, that's a strategy... make IR's job so difficult that they stop answering the phone or quit.
IR knows nothing and even if they did they will never tell you non-public information by email and with earnings period coming up they can't tell you anything on the phone either. so just leave them alone.